The Citadel Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Charleston, SC, The Citadel is one of the best universities in the state of South Carolina. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for The Citadel in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is The Citadel.

171 Moultrie Street Charleston, SC 29409
Phone: (843) 953-5230
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Rankings: The Citadel

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 5
Score: 83
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.8
Graduation and retention ranking: 5
Average freshman retention rate: 82.2%
6-year graduation rate: 67.3%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 24
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 42.7%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.9%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 15:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 86.8%
Student selectivity ranking: 53
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1010-1190
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 34%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 75.2%
Financial resources rank: 13
Alumni giving rank: 1
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 27.7%

The Citadel History

Essential Facts: The Citadel

  • The Citadel is best known nationally for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from about 45 states and a dozen countries.
  • The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character development an essential part of the educational experience.
  • Based in Charleston, The Citadel Military was established in 1842 as one of six senior military colleges in the United States.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 100%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, rifle, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Women’s scholarship sports: cross country, golf, rifle, soccer, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook